Neither so neat nor so gross

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The discounts (contributions to social security, withholdings at source and others) are like a very sophisticated insult that every independent wants to flee ... although it should not.

Label: Right of EntertainmentThe issue of discounts should not generate so many problems. Every day someone receiving their payment casts the "But I negotiate net", "You have to take my discounts and my taxes".

… but why?

Why do I have to take the taxes of another?

The issue would have been solved with raising the price a little.

With knowing from the beginning how much discount they will make.

Calculators are already invented. They were invented some time ago. Excel does his thing ... and it's not that complicated.

It looks like a scold, passive-aggressive, a little. But follow me.

Deep down the discussion of "net" or "gross" is to want to move to another to have control of certain information. When should we be in control of that information?

We should know what is being done.
How much is being left
and why it is being subtracted;
even, understand each of these concepts.

The point, to a large extent, is that if they apply to us, and subtract them, it is because they touch us to assume them.

We should control them.

The good news is that at least our position we know it, and in almost all the times the same conditions apply.

When we move the decision to another, we do it thinking that that other "Will know better", or "There you will see how it solves it", "That's your problem".

The condition we have may not be repeated as often as we think.

We can be actors by charging you to a theater, and it would be normal. We could be actors charging a construction company for an act on their holiday party ... and it would be an anomaly.

and is applied in different ways.

For the one who is doing the executive production the net kills him when planning, there can exist as many positions as subjects; and no, it does not work with "Then pop the 10% to everything".

The position itself is solved by asking a counter friend ... (everyone has a friend accountant).

If not, a neighbor, a cousin, ultimatelyHome.

The subtraction of concepts should not take away the dream. It should allow us to have the control to plan, to know in advance, to understand what we charge and where it goes.



"Art renews and cures by nature" [Interview with Pedrina, from the Pedrina and Rio duo]

Interview Pedrina and Rio
We interviewed Pedrina, from the Pedrina and Rio duo. To tell us a little about the essence of pink music.
Pedrina and Rio is a pink music duo. Pop pink. In the best of the senses. Their songs are impregnated with cursilería, good emotions, desperate cries, hopes of love sensory explorations.
This Colombian duo took the alternative local scene by storm. He broke any expectation with "Love"And became known nationally and internationally.

Pedrina is methodical, organized, powerful on stage. Rio is a stealthy teacher, with precise interpretations.
They are currently preparing what will be their next album, which will go on sale in 2018. The production of some cuts of the new album will be in charge of Richard Blair (Sidestepper).
We are confident that this Colombian group has many kilometers to go; as musicians, as duo, as managers of mellifluous and enchanting songs.

In a sentence, how would you describe the music you do?

Alternative Latin or better pop: pink music.

How do you make pink music?

It is done when you do not feel sorry for showing your emotions and you think the world needs more emotional frankness.

What is the most important thing in a song?

That it is real, that is to say: that represents what you think and feel, that through the song people can know your personality and identify with you and the music.

What do you think is your greatest hit?

Find a team that understands and respects us musically, professionally and personally. When people come just for their personal interests things stop flowing and everything turns gray. When we all work for a result, surpassing our egos and seeking a common end ... things start to happen that surprise you very positively.

There is a lot of Mexican sounds in what they do, entangled between songs, where does that influence come from?

The Rio family consumed a great deal of Mexican music; so his childhood is full of those memories. When I was a child, I saw Thalía and Chavo so much that I even spoke with the accent; although tex-mex, Selena (and Los Dinos) was my biggest musical inspiration as a girl.
In Colombia we have a tremendous Mexican influence and we share so many customs that we seem from the same country, except for the spicy, the mole and the tortillas.

Which project are you most excited about today?

Pedrinaand Rio is my project of life and I occupy in soul and thought the 24 hours of the day. I love not only the music but everything that happens behind it. I am very excited to work together visual artists, fashion designers, photographers, producers, even lawyers and accountants, and all the people who support us every day with their talent and knowledge.

Inspiration, luck or talent?

I hope that all three will always be united at the same time; but the truth is that it does not always happen. If I had to choose one I think it would beinspiration.

Why creating more?

A doctor knows that his job is to heal, a salesman sells, a driver to drive; but questioning the function of art is the most complicated. How is the music or entertainment in service of the people? What makes what we do not be frivolous or the pursuit of a personal vanity? The answer I found in a coexistence that we did 2 years ago in Mexico City, a girl came up to us very moved and told us that she suffered from depression, that she had heard our music and since her therapist had noticed an improvement; that same day a boy gave me a pin that had been from his deceased brother and said "Eli's Song"Reminded him by making his mourning bearable.
As we have had other experiences that make us understand that the function of art, having intrinsic the action of creating: renew and cure by nature, contrary characteristics of destruction or chaos.

A song for a rainy afternoon

Keeps On Rainin"By Billie Holiday

A song to celebrate a victory

It was nice meeting you"By Rocío Durcal

A song to find the patience when it is necessary:

Do not be hard on yourself"By Jess Glynne

An error that only beginners commit:

Sign contracts without hiring a lawyer.

An error that even the professionals make

Disregard the administrative, legal and financial matters of your company.

What good is a lawyer in the arts?

To avoid tears, remorse and empty pockets. No matter how many times you read a contract and how thick the magnifying glass you use, an attorney is the person who has the knowledge of the rule so you can protect yourself and watch over your interests, as well as putting you to advantage in an eventual negotiation.

Why do not you need a lawyer in the arts?

To remain an unsuspecting and unsuspecting artist, susceptible to be a victim of ignorance, naivety and often bad faith. Even to compose is necessary because it will teach you about copyright.

A phrase in a series that is gold powder

Skyler White: Walt, please, let's both of us stop trying to justify this whole thing and admit you're in danger!
Walter White: I'm not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!
          Breaking Bad (S04E06).

A pink pop rockstar?

Juan Gabriel.

What did we learn from Star Wars?

Star Wars

The most impressive thing about George Lucas is that he made a fortune from only one clause of his contract as director of Star Wars.

Brush of Entertainment

El Skywalker Ranch He did not buy himself. Better, that money did not come overnight after the premiere of Star Wars. The greatness of George Lucas, in fact rests on having negotiated a correct clause within his management contract of the Star Wars saga.

The myth is this: Long ago in a very far galaxy George Lucas agreed to cut his remuneration by half as director of Star Wars so as to be the owner of the rights ofmerchandisingand derivatives of the film.

[Read article: What is a contract reviewed?]

In hindsight, that negotiation allowed him to receive millions of dollars in all the figures, video games, clothes, novels, comics, licenses and other derivatives.

In strict order Star Wars in a movie. By its acceptance and traction is also a universe that can be exploited in many ways.

The works are small individual pieces of what the authors do; the author is the owner of this small work and also has the exclusive power to adapt it. To change her language. Turn it into something else if you want.

[Read article: Negotiating 4 tips: time, territory, use and window.]

Star Wars is the example of a great product with multiple additional uses and endless possibilities of adaptation. It is surprising that they have not produced a large format musical on Broadway (yet).

Continue reading What did we learn from Star Wars?

What goes with the domain names

Domain Names

A key part of a creative project is its name. An essential part of that name is that it can be used.

Label: Right of EntertainmentBrands are one thing. Domain names (presence on the internet) are something else. Not very different; But another thing.

You have to get there first. Same as with brands.

But its use is not limited to a single country. Good. If we consider that Internet It is not a country.

It is important to check the availability of the name with which the project is being baptized, to ensure that its presence on the internet is quiet and not to be surprises. The more homogeneous the better.

A great tool for reviewing the availability of domain names and social networking users is Namechk.

Over a name we end up overturning a lot of emotional ties; It is preferable to save the penalties, invest a little time in reviewing the availability and then opt for the name.

Having a domain name does not guarantee that we have a brand. That depends on the registration in each territory. One thing no Leads to the other.

And that we have a brand does not necessarily grant rights on the accounts of users in social networks. That depends on each social network, but they almost always go with the rule of "Step first, step hard".

The first choice of name is not always the strongest, and surely someone else has already thought about it and uses it. Do not be discouraged. Check it out.

Register your musical project's trademark

Which law applies on the internet?

Law on the internet

Internet is everywhere. That generates enough headaches when we ask, where do we have to sue? Or what court should decide this case?

Label: Right of EntertainmentInternet diluted territorial barriers. So thatFacebook Could be the largest country on earth. There Apparent free internet Has helped make the idea of ​​law subject to a specific territory increasingly difficult to land. Usually in the world off-line, The rules of what court to go to claim non-compliances or abuses of others have clear categories: territory where something happens, who commits it, or where the damage is generated.

In Colombia the subject is limited to:

  • General rule: Where the defendant usually lives, or has his business -in its home, That is the technical concept. But in Colombia, domicile sounds like lunch ... and so, it is not the case-;
    If the defendant does not have a domicile, it is demanded in the place of residence of the defendant;
    If the defendant has no domicile or residence in the country, in the court of the plaintiff's domicile.
  • Contracts:Where they are fulfilled, or in the place of domicile of the defendant.
  • Damage: The place where the incident occurred.
  • Goods: Where the goods are found.
  • Crimes:The place where the crime was committed (if known); Or where the complaint is made (if it is not known where the crime was committed).
  • Guardianship: Where the violation occurs, the threat or where its effects occur.

On the internet, multiple positions have been taken around the world. Although mainly three:

  • Demand where is the user.
  • Demand where is the Server where the information is stored.
  • Where was the infringement.

Each of these categories makes law enforcement a bit confusing.

The general principles of law.

The biggest challenge for land lawyers is to advise cross-border projects and minimize the risks of exposure to the maximum.

The advantage is that all countries follow general principles of law without much debate. However, it is necessary to take into account (but in the limitations) the reading that is given to a certain fact from another place. (E.g.

Directives of European Union on data processing is much more rigid than to say in Colombia).

Second, an analysis must be made of which areas are actually being established and whether any particular business or conduct may have legal consequences in that territory.


This academic article explains in more depth the subject: Pedroza, Israel Soler, and William Guillermo Jiménez Benítez.How to establish jurisdiction and competition in Internet cases ?: International and national trends. Dialogues of knowledge: research and social sciences 41 (2014): 15-32.